What travel documents do I need?
We advise that all of our guests have a valid Passport when attending 70000TONS OF METAL® as you will be visiting foreign countries. For those passengers who are not US Citizens, please contact your local government officials for the most current regulations regarding Immigration. Please be sure to visit the US State Department website with any further inquiries. For further details you can also visit our Travel Documents page.
What if I am traveling with a minor?
If you are the Parent or Legal Guardian of the minor you are traveling with, but do not have the same last names, you are required to present the child’s valid passport and visa (if required) and the child’s birth certificate (original, a notarized copy or a certified copy). The name of the parent(s) and the child must be linked through legal documentation.

If you are traveling with a minor but are NOT the Parent or Legal Guardian, a Notarized Letter Of Permission signed by their Parent or Legal Guardian MUST be present at the time of boarding, along with proper travel documentation.

For more information please visit Age Requirements.

Am I required to purchase Travel Insurance?
We do not require, but STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you purchase Travel Insurance. Because of the nature and uniqueness of the 70000TONS OF METAL® Cruise, there is a strict cancellation policy.

For more details regarding cancellation terms please visit our Terms & Conditions page.

Please note that Travel Insurance is not included in your reservation. The purchase of insurance is the sole responsibility of each passenger and is not offered through 70000TONS OF METAL® or UMCruises International Ltd. It is up to each guest to research and decide on a Travel Insurance provider of their choice for insurance should they choose to do so. 70000TONS OF METAL® and UMCruises International Ltd. are not responsible for any losses, medical expenses accrued during travel, and/or any and all deposits, due to lack of travel insurance.

Are there any discounted deals on airfare or hotel?
Check out our Travel Partners page for special deals.
How many pieces of luggage can I bring?
There is no limit to how many bags you may bring on board, however be mindful that storage space in cabins is limited. Both carry on and checked bags will go through security.

No illegal substances, alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, food, weapons or pets. The use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited on all cruises. All laws pertaining to drug use should be respected.

Miami: Where should I stay, and what is there to do?
We STRONGLY suggest to arrive in Miami at least one day prior to embarkation. There are plenty of things to do and see in Miami. Visit the world-renowned beaches, explore the Everglades, go snorkeling, or experience the night life. The place to be in Miami is South Beach. If you are booking accommodations through your local Travel Agent or one of our Travel Partners, they will be able to provide you with a list of different hotels in your price range. For some more ideas of what to do and where to stay in Miami, please visit the Miami page or visit
Where can I find out more about the ship?
We will be sailing on the Freedom of the Seas. Please visit The Ship page to learn more about the ship, or you can visit the Deck Plans page to view the layout.
How do I get to PortMiami - Cruise Terminal A?
The ship will leave from Cruise Terminal A at PortMiami. This port is recognized as the Cruise Capital of the World and Cargo Gateway of the Americas.

The address of Cruise Terminal A is:

PortMiami – Cruise Terminal A (Royal Caribbean International)
2000 N Cruise Blvd
Miami, FL
United States

Port of Miami website

For further details on these services and the address of the port, a map of the port, or directions to it, please visit the Arrival/Departure page.

When does boarding start?
Boarding will start at 12PM on Monday, January 29, 2024. Our sailing time is 5PM but all guests MUST be checked in and on board the ship no later than 90 minutes prior to the published sailing time or you will NOT be permitted to sail. For this reason guests are requested to complete Online Check-in no later than 3 days prior to their cruise.

Guests who do not complete their Online Check-in will be required to complete this process at the pier at least two hours prior to the sailing time. For more information on check-in and boarding, please visit the Arrival/Departure page.

When does debarkation start on the last day?
Debarkation will start before 8AM on Friday, February 2, 2024. If you plan to fly out that same day, please allow enough time to get to the airport, check your bags and go through customs. If scheduling flights from Miami International Airport for the day the ship returns, we recommend doing so after 1:00 PM to allow enough time to get off the ship and pass through customs.

If flying from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport please schedule flights after 2:00 PM. This is our recommendation; please book your flights at your own risk! For more details, please visit the Arrival/Departure page.